Archive for May 7, 2014

The BENGHAZI! Show Trial

Posted: May 7, 2014 by Marner in Current Events, Open Thread, Politics
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You don’t have to believe me when I say the House Select Committee on BENGHAZI! is a show trial that has already reached it’s conclusions before it has even been formed. You can just read what Rep. Gowdy has to say:

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said the special committee he’ll lead on Benghazi could continue into the 2016 campaign, when Hillary Clinton might be running for the White House.

Asked about that possibility Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Gowdy said the length of his work would depend on the administration’s level of cooperation.

 “It would be shame on us if we intentionally dragged this out for political expediency,” said Gowdy, the special committee’s chairman. “On the other hand, if an administration is slow-walking document production, I can’t end a trial simply because the defense won’t cooperate.”

That sure doesn’t sound like an unbiased search for the truth, now does it?

I’ve been busy as hell lately, but stopped in for a quick post.

I’ve been on the fence on whether or not Democrats should participate in the BENGHAZI! select committee. I think Pelosi did the right thing by insisting the committee be equally divided between Democrats and Republicans. As expected, the Republicans refused since that would prevent them from using the committee to conduct Anti-Clinton campaign activities. Now, Pelosi should refuse to provide any Democrats for the committee and let it be shown for the shameless, partisan PR stunt that it is.

Your thoughts or anything else you want to chat about in the comments.